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Gayton Named Auto Value Impact Player of the Year

From left: Eric Larson, regional manager, and Tomieka Gayton, store manager.

APH named Tomieka Gayton as the recipient of the 2021 Auto Value Impact Player of the Year award. Gayton is the manager of the Auto Value parts store in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. She was recognized during a virtual awards night at APH’s annual conference.

Each year, APH’s regional managers throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Michigan and Wyoming have the opportunity to nominate an Auto Value store manager they believe deserves the award.

Gayton was nominated by Eric Larson, regional manager for the Auto Value parts stores located in north-central Minnesota. Larson commented, “Tomieka brings her high energy to the store each and every day. She has made a huge impact on the store and its success since joining in June of 2021, and does an excellent job taking care of both customers and team members alike.”

When not at work, Gayton enjoys spending time with her three children.